Cable channel TBS has announced plans to introduce its upcoming slapstick cop comedy “Angie Tribeca” in a most unique way.
When the Rashida Jones-led series premieres in January, the network plans to run a 25-hour marathon of the show’s first 10 episodes. Fans will get a chance to binge-watch the first half of the half-hour comedy’s inaugural season a total of five times over before ten new episodes are shown, one per week, alongside a re-run of an episode from the introductory marathon
Described as a hilarious spoof of police procedurals in the spirit of The Naked Gun, “Angie Tribeca“ stars Jones as a 10-year veteran of LAPD’S RHCU: Really Heinous Crimes Unit. Created and executive produced by Steve and Nancy Carrell, who co-starred with Jones on The Office, the series will also star Andree Vermeulen, Deon Cole, Jere Burns, and Hayes MacArthur. A slew of stars including Lisa Kudrow, Bill Murray, and Jones’ real life mother and father, Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones, will makes cameos on the show throughout the season.
The 25-hour marathon of “Angie Tribeca” will start on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. TBS plans to air the marathon without commercials and also make it available on TBS.com, the Watch TBS mobile app and via TBS On Demand.
The remaining ten episodes, post-marathon, will air on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 25.